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Dec 4, 2012 6:30pm PST
reelected angela merkel as the party leader. she will now stand in national elections at the end of next year. after being renamed cdu chairwoman, delegates stood and applauded for nearly eight minutes. >> 903 votes -- that is 97.94%. >> a landslide victory for angela merkel. the record results left the unusually unflappable leader of germany's conservatives struggling to find words. >> those who know me know that i am really overwhelmed and moved, and i would like to express my sincere thanks. >> merkel has been at the helm of the cd you since 2000, but her leadership has never received such a resounding endorsement. her popularity is at an all-time high, and her speech ahead of the vote struck a triumphant note. >> this coalition is the most successful government since germany's reunification. unemployment is at its lowest level since 1990, and employment levels are the highest they have ever been, creating work and security for millions of people and families. >> on the eurozone debt crisis, merkel called once again on brussels to impose strict budgetary discipline on eu member s
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Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
of years ago. they are both in town trying to pound a sense at into elected leaders. evan thomas has been out of town promoting his book, "ike's bluff." terrific christmas present. >> thank you. >> as i recall, we were having the same composition we are having now. >> like groundhog day. talk about bluffing -- they will be complete unreasonable until the last second where they agreed. while they are bluffing, we could go over the cliff. >> where are we headed, mark? >> one side says that raising tax rates is an example, the other side says we will not balance the budget on the backs of students and seniors without asking those who make as much as i do not to pay another diamond. we are in the chest thumping a stage of this negotiation. we are interested in the product rather than the process. the process does the fact of the product and you don't want hostilities to make the final product unreachable. >> nina, there were a bunch of c.l.'s in town saying please do something so we can plan for our future. >> the difference between this and the battle over raising the debt level before
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Dec 5, 2012 6:30pm PST
chance. >> the party has rallied behind her ahead of next year's election, including traditional conservatives who have been could assert -- critical of her positions at times. >> we would be foolish not to take advantage of the recognition that the chancellor and joyous -- chancellor enjoys. >> the party did make some changes to the line up behind the chancellor with a re- shuffle of the executive board. >> there are a lot of new faces, women, people with immigrant backgrounds. i am happy that our party is now more reflective of our country's diversity. >> chancellor merkel can rest assured that her party is behind her. even before the campaign begins in earnest, she will have our hands full with the eurozone debt crisis and other problems -- have her hands full with the eurozone debt crisis and other problems. >> protesters clashed with mohamed morsi's supporters, amid a growing crisis over the draft constitution. but a referendum on the draft constitution will go ahead as planned, despite the unrest. but that might not be enough for protesters. they are calling on president mo
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
the first employment data after president barack obama was re-elected. the unemployment rate last month fell to 7.7% from 7.9% in october. the jobless rate has now been below 8% for three straight months. u.s. employers added 146,000 jobs in the nonfarm sector such as retail trade, professional, and business services and health care. that's more than economists had forecast. u.s. employers added 138,000 jobs in october. the officials of the labor department say hurricane sandy, which shook the country's east coast in late october, did not substantively impact the national unemployment estimates for november. >>> a legal battle between two smartphone giants, apple of the united states and samsung of south korea, rages on. the california federal district court has reopened the case over smartphone and other patents. the court has resumed a hearing before handing down its final ruling. back in august, a jury ordered samsung to pay more than $1 billion to damages in apple. now samsung is seeking to overturn that verdict. in thursday's session the judge urged the two sides to reach a s
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
have people like scott brown in massachusetts, linda lackl, a twice-elected governor of hawaii, running for the senate, and other wilson in new mexico, who were good statewide candidates with good credentials who lost for one reason, they had (r) next to their name. this is an albatross. this is a problem for republicans to deal with, and the president knows he has an advantage and the republicans have to get beyond this is a day are going to become competitive. >> any wiggle room in the house, charles? >> i don't understand when colby says for the president raising rates is a matter of principle. there was no principle involved. obama himself said at a briefing in july 2011 press conference that you can raise the $1.20 trillion that he wanted at the time without raising rates, by doing it by eliminating deductions and exclusions, which is the more rational way. obama's, and debt reduction commission had recommended that you raise tens of revenue for the federal government, you do tax reform, and you actually lower rates while you expand the base, and the reason is that if you
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm PST
success has increased. the timing of the launch coincides with the presidential election campaign in south ko a korea. >> translator: today marks a watershed in the presidential campaign. i will do everything i can for the south korean people. >> translator: i promise to achieve a change of government. i would also like to realize a new era in politics. >> ahn said he'll join moon's campaign tour. the two couldn't agree on which one of them should run against the ruling party. so ahn withdrew from the race two weeks ago. the latest opinion poll suggests pak leads moon by about five percentage points. political analysts say they expect ahn's support will help moon especially among young and undecided voters. >>> opponents of egyptian president mohamed morsi are calling for many protests following violent clashes in the capital cairo. morsi supporters and opponents clash near the presidential palace from wednesday through thursday forcing the military to intervene. the battles left six people dead and more than 700 injured. the violence erupted after morsi gave himself enhanced preside
PBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm PST
and was recently re-elected to his second term in the senate. he's the longest serving independent in the history of congress. he was in new york earlier this week and we met for this interview. welcome. good to see you again. >> good to be with you, bill. >> this is a strong letter, inspired one of your colleagues in the senate says, by you. what's the beef? >> what the chairmanf the fcc is now talking about is making a bad situation much worse by loosening up the cross-ownwnersp rules, which means now that a media giant, one of the big companies, whether it's murdoch's news corp. or anyone else, will be able to own major television stations, a newspaper, and radio stations within a given community. and that means people are jujus not going to be hearing different points of view. >> i brought with me a story from "the new york times" that drives home the point you're making. it begins with a dateline out of san angelo, texas. "call a reporter at the cbs television station here, and it might be an anchor for the nbc station who calls back. or it might be the news director who runs bot
PBS
Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm PST
election later this month. that breaks down to 300 single seats and 180 proportional seats. the democratic party took part in 2009. candidates will outline their view on how to right the japanese economy. they'll outli they're vision for how to supply the country's energy need after the nuclear disaster in fukushima. the official campaign lasts 12 days. voters head to the polls on sunday, december 16th. >>> there's another launch of long rang ballistic miss. >> caller:. there mi missile. north korean officials say the launch will happen between december 10th and 22nd be the rocket will head south. may that he had similar preparations in april. that launch ended in failure. they've given their schedule and planned trajectory to the u.n. in charge of maritime safety. officials with the international maritime organization say the north koreans plan to launch between 7:00 a.m. and noon local time. the first stage of a three stage missile is expected to fall in the yellow seat west of south korea. the second is expected to land east of the philippines. alerts to shipping companies have been iss
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 6:30pm PST
on direct elections for a new assembly. >> the president's supporters have also been taking to the streets, this time for the funerals of two demonstrators who were killed in clashes with opposition protesters earlier in the week. meanwhile, the german foreign minister says the violence puts the legacy of the revolution at risk. m e to pose a political powers must come together in a dialogue. they must develop a dialogue, when it takes into account all elements of society. >> so far, the call is not being heated. the main opposition groups have rejected offers of talks on saturday. >> for more, we go live to cairo. we mentioned the reports that protesters have broken through the barricade at the palace. how tense is the situation in cairo right now? >> [inaudible] >> a cake, we have to leave you there. we are having some trouble with the line, but thanks so much for joining us from cairo, and we apologize for the quality of that call. >> the exiled leader of hamas has visited the gaza strip for the first time after crossing the egyptian border. he was greeted by officials and by th
PBS
Dec 3, 2012 6:30pm PST
meeting in hanover for a party conference looking ahead to next year's elections. >> merkel's party has been grappling with consensus -- contentious issues, including whether to give same-sex part ners the same privileges which married couples enjoy. and to reelect chancellor kohl as the next party chairman -- chancellor merkel as the party chair. what is in store for this congress? >> something like a coronation. angela merkel is expected to be announced as the candidate, with the -- with something like you expect to see in the chinese congress. she is expected to receive 90% backing or more. she remains germany's most popular politician. there are no rivals insight within the party. she is the undisputed leader of the cdu. you might even say she is the cdu's main message that begins -- and at the meeting that begins tomorrow -- cdu's main message at a meeting that begins tomorrow. >> are there any controversies? >> same-sex partnerships, the question of whether there should be a mandatory quotas for women on the boards of major corporations. the party program is relatively short on co
PBS
Dec 2, 2012 6:30pm PST
american legislative exchange council, or alec. >> alec is a nationwide consortium of elected state legislators working side-by-side with some of america's most powerful corporations. they have an agenda you should know about, a mission to remake america, changing the country by changing its laws one state at a time. alec creates what it calls "model legislation," pro-corporate laws like this one, that its members push in statehouses across the nation. alec says close to a thousand bills, based at least in part on its models, are introduced every year. and an average of 200 pass. this has been going on for decades. but somehow, alec managed to remain the most influential corporate-funded political organization you'd never heard of -- until a gunshot sounded in the florida night. >> trayvon martin unarmed but for a bag of candy and iced tea that he was carrying. >> you'll recall that the shooter in trayvon martin's death was protected at first by florida's so-called stand-your-ground law. that law was the work of the national rifle association. there's its lobbyist standing right bes
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